*This is so undeniably sad and unnecessary. Our world needs prayer.
“It’s just a very tragic thing,” Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer told the Call News. “The man kιlled his own son. It just doesn’t get much worse than that.”
Stringer is speaking in response to the fact that 17-year-old McIntosh High School football player, Darius Adams, was shot in the stomach and killed at the hand of his own father.
No, it doesn’t get much worse than that.
The Alabama high school football player was gunned down by his own father Friday morning, authorities said.
Sexton Adams, the father, told police that his son acted “in a bizarre and angry manner,” causing him to go get his gun.
“He cocked the pistol, and in the process, according to him, the pistol went off,” Stringer said.
FOX10TV also reports that the elder Adams told police he only intended to scare his son but the gun fired accidentally.
“He’s a good man. He don’t bother nobody. He don’t do nothing but work and tend to his own business,” he said.
Call News reports that the father used a .38 special to gun down his son. Darius was taken to the hospital after being shοt in the stomach but was pronounced dead at 8:10 a.m.
The father had not been charged at the time this report was filed.
Thanks to Naturally Moi for information used in this article.